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Lani Clinton , MD

Gastrointestinal Pathologist

Dr. Clinton attended Williams College for her undergraduate education where she double majored in Biology and English, followed by graduate studies in Biology (Neuroscience) at the University of California at Irvine where she obtained her PhD. Dr. Clinton returned to her home state of Hawai'i to obtain her MD at the University of Hawai'i Medical School where she won several awards, including the Po'okela No'i Award for Excellence in Research.  Residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology was completed at the University of Hawai'i Pathology Residency Program where Dr. Clinton served as Chief Resident and was awarded the John Hardman Award for Excellence in Pathology. Specialty training in surgical pathology continued at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation where Dr. Clinton completed the Gastrointestinal (GI), Hepatic and Pancreatobiliary Pathology Fellowship Program.

She joined Duke University Medical Center as an Assistant Professor in 2017 where she primarily focused on diagnostic GI/liver pathology as well as medical student and resident education. Dr. Clinton was deeply honored to be recognized with the Bernard F. Fetter Teaching Award in Pathology while at Duke. After a few years, Dr. Clinton accepted a position at the Research Triangle Park location of Foundation Medicine, delving into oncology through the lens of molecular pathology and immunohistochemical biomarkers such as PD-L1. She has presented at both state and national meetings and has published in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Clinton joined PathAI Diagnostics in May 2023 and has a dual role as a practicing GI pathologist while also supporting Clinical Diagnostic Services as Pathology Lead for Biopharma and Clinical Trials.